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Old 03-18-2004, 04:27 AM   #1
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Questions regarding installs and logout dragon


I'm using Mandrake 9.2 and KDE 3.0.

I have problems installing programs. With RPM's it's a 50/50 chance that they'll work and with Tar.Gz files I have no clue what to do with them.

-With The RPM's it'll either work or say "bad signature" after asking for one of the 3 Mandrake cd's.

-With the Tar.Gz, I've realized that they are commpressed files, so I have extracted them. The most important program I want installed is Firefox 0.8. Can someone tell me how to install it? Also, it'll help if you can tell me how to uninstall Konqueror(my current browser) once FireFox is installed.

-In the logout screen(where you can "Login as different user", "Turn off computer", or "Restart Computer") is there a way to change the picture of that green dragon with a red "K" bib to something else?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:44 AM   #2
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WIth the bad signature thing just say continue, don't worry about it.
.tar.gz files are usually the source of programs which you have to compile. WIth firefox, it is already compiled so you just have to run the command firefox in the extracted directory.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:49 AM   #3
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oic, thanx. how do I make it my default browser? how do I put the shortcut in the "WWW" section in my start menu? and how do I get rid of Konqueror?

My other question still stands, how do I change the dragon in the logout window to something else?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 05:16 AM   #4
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I don't know about the dragon. There isn't actually an option of which browser to use by default but you can change the file associations. Do this in the kde control centre under components-file associations.

You can put firefox in your menu by going to menu editor. But before you do that open konqueror in superuser mode(menu-applications-filetools-). Open two actually, unless you know how to split konqueror. Now in one navigate to the firefox directory,in the other navigate to /usr/bin. Drag the firefox program into /usr/bin and when th menu pops up say "link here".
Now right click on the menu and click n menu editor. From here navigate to www and click on add application. The command will be "firefox" if you did the linking correctly.
I'm not sure if you can choose a file in a specific directory under Mandrake 9.2, if you can the icons for firefox are in the icons directory in the extracted folder. If you cannot choose a specific directory then you will have to copy those icons to /usr/share/icons and the you'll be able to choose them.
I think that's all.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 05:22 AM   #5
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By the way there is a quicker way of doing the linking, using the "ln" command, but I've had problems with that before.
Anyways you can see how to use it by typing: ln --help but generally just type
"ln -s /the/file/you/want/to/link /the/path/to/the/link"
 
Old 03-18-2004, 05:41 AM   #6
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thanx alot for your help. i'm doing good so far, but I can't find the menu editor for some reason.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 05:44 AM   #7
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Right click on the Kmenu icon. If there is no menu editor then run the Mandrake Control Centre and go to system then menu editor.

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Old 03-18-2004, 05:51 AM   #8
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Alright, now what do I put in for FireFox's command?


EDIT!

Nevermind. I figured it out. When I open up "home" from the desktop it still opens in Konqueror, my guess is that I have to change everything Konqueror to Firefox in menu editor and file associations, right?

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Old 03-18-2004, 05:57 AM   #9
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I'm not following you, do you mean with the file associations or menu editor for "which command"
 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:03 AM   #10
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i'm sorry, I meant the "www" section in the menu editor. I gave that the command "usc/bin/firefox" and now when I click on it it opens and i'm online.

I still need to set firefox so when I open "home" off the desktop it isn't Konqueror. What should I do about this? My guess is if I put "usr/bin/firefox" as the command for offline browsering(into home, etc) then it'll still put me online. I'm very sorry if this is confusing. i'm kinda confused myself.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:10 AM   #11
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When I open "home" it opens in Konqueror. How do I set it so it opens with Firefox?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:11 AM   #12
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For local files you don't need to select offline mode only to get files from the cache on not from remote source.
But I wouldn't suggest using firefox as a file manager(if that is why you want it to be home)
coz konqueror is brilliant in that aspect but firefox is a better webbrowser
 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:18 AM   #13
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I got cable modem. I'm always connected. I want to have the ability to be in any folder(directory) and type a website address in the address bar and go there using FireFox(not Konqueror). The way it is right now, the only way to use FireFox is to go to WWW and click on FireFox, it's ok that way, but I want FireFox as my default browser(online and offline, ya know)
 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:19 AM   #14
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I see what ya mean. Run firefox /home/username and it will open that directory on startup.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:20 AM   #15
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So, anymore questions, coz i wanna go to bed
 
  


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